CenterLight Health System Unveils Its Inaugural Community Benefit Report Detailing Its Strong Ties with Local Communities

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The Community Benefit Report captures how CenterLight Health System impacts the local communities it serves through the quality care, community building, innovation and advocacy it provides.

Seniors graduating from a 10-week technology training course

CenterLight is comprised of 30 facilities throughout the five boroughs of New York City, as well as Westchester, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Our 4,000+ employees speak 75 languages and dialects.

CenterLight Health System celebrated its impact on nine counties across New York State today, as its leadership unveiled the system’s first ever Community Benefit Report, highlighting CenterLight’s contributions in 2014. CenterLight intends to make the report annual.

Caring for New Yorkers since 1920, CenterLight is one of the largest long-term care service providers in New York State and has served as a major economic force and true partner for local communities. All of its healthcare services share a singular focus: to improve the quality of patients' lives each day. Beyond investing in the health of its patients, CenterLight also actively supports the health and vibrancy of the neighborhoods its members and patients call home. It does so through partnerships with local organizations, community events and educational opportunities.

The Community Benefit Report captures how CenterLight impacts the local communities it serves through the quality care, community building, innovation, and advocacy it provides. Highlights from the 2014 Report include:

  •     CenterLight’s unique collaboration with the Dance Theatre of Harlem providing innovative dance, movement, and balance classes for seniors.
  •     “Closing the Digital Divide” for seniors; a 10-week technology training class offered in conjunction with Older Adult Technology Services in Brooklyn.
  •     A farm-to-table partnership with Homecoming Farm and Florian Foods in Suffolk County, which provides opportunities for our members to farm, as well as access to organic produce and nutrition education.

To view the full Community Benefit Report, please visit the CenterLight Press Room.

CenterLight Health System is comprised of 30 facilities throughout the five boroughs of New York City, as well as Westchester, Rockland, Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Our 4,000+ employees speak 75 languages and dialects in order to communicate with and care for the 14,000+ patients we serve.

About CenterLight Health System
CenterLight Health System is a leading non-profit provider of rehabilitation and long-term healthcare services. Its broad scope of comprehensive programs is as diverse as the communities it serves. With deep roots in New York neighborhoods for more than 90 years, CenterLight currently cares for more than 14,000 individuals daily. Programs include managed long term care, short-term rehabilitation, home care programs, residential nursing homes and music therapy. Learn more at http://www.centerlight.org.

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